Di Stefano passes away aged 88

Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano has passed away after spending two days in extensive care following a heart attack.

The Blancos honorary President collapsed in the Spanish capital on Saturday and was quickly rushed to intensive care.

But after fighting for his life over the weekend, it has been confirmed that the 88-year-old has sadly died.

Di Stefano spent 11 years as a player at Santiago Bernabeu between 1953 and 1964, winning eight La Liga titles and five European Cups.

The Buenos-Aires born forward also played for Espanyol late in his career, and managed the likes of Elche, Valencia and Rayo Vallecano.

It is at Santiago Bernabeu however, where he will be most fondly remembered, being named honorary life President in 2000.

A statement from Real Madrid read: "Real Madrid announces that Honorary President Alfredo Di Stefano has passed away at 17.15 CET today in Madrid.

“The President Florentino Perez and the board would like to express its deepest condolences and send all their love and affection to his children, family and friends.

“Real Madrid also extends its condolence to those Madridistas around the world who feel the loss of the best player of all time.”

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